News in Brief

Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association Planning & Zoning (P&Z) Agenda

We are holding two meetings in June to ensure that each project receives adequate time for community discussion.

Both of the JPNA P&Z Meetings will be held ONLINE via ZOOM.  Registration information for each meeting is separate.  Links are provided in the meeting notices below. If you have any difficulty registering or attending, please contact us at [email protected].

The JPNA will be recording these meetings and may post the recordings online.  

Wednesday, June 17th, 2020;  7 – 8:30 pm

Zoom Video Conference

Registration Required!

AGENDA (subject to change)

         •           57 Webster Street, 1st Presentation: Erect Addition, change occupancy to a four-unit residential dwelling with deck and remodel. Developer: Kat Glaropoulos, LLC; Represented By: Richard C. Lynds

• 333 Maverick Street, 1st Presentation: Erect a vertical addition, change occupancy to a four-unit residential dwelling, extend living space into the basement and erect a roof deck.  Developer: Crespo Holdings, LLC; Represented By: Richard C. Lynds

• 492 Sumner Street, 1st Presentation: Seeking to confirm residency as a 3-family residential dwelling, change to a 4-family residential dwelling, and renovate.  Developer: Eagle Hill Venture I, LLC; Represented By: Jeffrey Drago

Wednesday, June 24, 2020;  7 – 8:30 pm

Zoom Video Conference

Registration Required!

Agenda (subject to change)

• 16&18 Cottage Street, 2nd Presentation: Add rear and 4th story additions & roof decks to both properties.  Developer: Norberto Perez; Represented By: Jeffrey Drago

• 304 Sumner Street, 1st  Presentation: Residential Remodeling/Addition Multi-Family; Property Owner: 304 Sumner St. LLC; Represented By: Celio Decamargo

• 223 Everett Street – 1st PresentationAdd new rear addition to existing 3-family. New side and roof-decks Property Owner/Developer: Paul Hardiman.

Boston Public Library To Go

As of June 22, patrons will be able to pick up physical items at the Boston Public Library with the new “BPL to Go” program. Using the library website, phone line, or the “BPL To Go” iPhone app, patrons will be able to “order” (place a hold on) items such as:

• Books

• DVDs

• CDs

Library card holders — including e-card holders — will be able to safely pick up their items much like picking up takeout from a restaurant, and return items using designated bins. The pilot program will launch first at the Central Library in Copley Square, the Codman Square Branch, the East Boston Branch, the Jamaica Plain Branch, and the Mattapan branch, and will then gradually be deployed to other branches.

No other physical services at the library will be available, but branches will continue to offer a wide range of digital eventsopens a new window and online resourcesopens a new window. 

How does it work?

In the first phase of the program, items at the Central Library location will be available by entering the Johnson Building on Boylston Street.

At the branches, patrons will arrive at the branch but remain outside. Patrons should call the branch phone number, which will be posted on the door, to let staff know they’ve arrived. Library staff will safely retrieve the ordered items before patrons enter the vestibule to collect their items and drop off any returns.

Patrons will be able to pick up items they have previously placed on hold by either calling the library or placing a hold at When items are ready, patrons will be notified their items are ready for pickup, and will be asked to schedule a time to come to their pickup location.

All patrons will be required to wear face coverings and maintain physical distancing at all times.

When they arrive at the service desk, patrons will share their last name and first initial with library staff, or they can scan their library card from a barcode scanner on their side of the desk. Library staff will retrieve the patron’s items and pass them to the patrons safely and with minimal contact.

The Library expects to deploy variations of this program to other branches throughout the system in the upcoming weeks.

Hours of Operation

Once they have a time scheduled for pick up, patrons will be able to pick up their items from the Central Library from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday – Thursday, and from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Friday & Saturday.

At the branches, patrons can pick up their items from 2 – 6 p.m. Monday – Thursday; and from 2 – 4 p.m. Friday.

Book Returns

Patrons will also be able to return books. Bins will be set up for patrons to drop off returns; these bins will be quarantined for at least 72 hours before being processed by staff and returned to circulation. All items will remain on patron accounts during the quarantine, but no late fees will be charged.

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